Coupon
Offshore
by Penelope Fitzgerald and Alan Hollinghurst


Overview - Winner of the Booker Prize
On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society.
  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $14.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 18 copies from $3.19
 
eBook
Retail Price: $14.95
$10.61

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Offshore by Penelope Fitzgerald; Alan Hollinghurst
 
 
 
Overview
Winner of the Booker Prize
On the Battersea Reach of the Thames, a mixed bag of the slightly disreputable, the temporarily lost, and the patently eccentric live on houseboats, rising and falling with the great river's tides. Belonging to neither land nor sea, they cling to one another in a motley yet kindly society. There is Maurice, by occupation a male prostitute, by happenstance a receiver of stolen goods. And Richard, a buttoned-up ex-navy man whose boat dominates the Reach. Then there is Nenna, a faithful but abandoned wife, the diffident mother of two young girls running wild on the waterfront streets.
It is Nenna's domestic predicament that, as it deepens, draws the relations among this scrubby community together into ever more complex and comic patterns. The result is one of Fitzgerald's greatest triumphs, a novel the Booker judges deemed "flawless."
"A marvelous achievement: strong, supple, humane, ripe, generous, and graceful." --Sunday Times

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780544361515
  • ISBN-10: 0544361512
  • Publisher: Mariner Books
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 208
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds


Related Categories

Books > Fiction > Literary

 
BAM Customer Reviews